Episode 11: Automation

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In this episode we consider automation as the secret culprit of job loss in plain sight. Peter Frase, author of Four Futures, discerns choices we face as robots march into every facet of our lives. Kathi Weeks, Associate Professor at Duke University, and author of The Problem with Work, questions our relationship to work as a multi-faceted solution to financial despair. And we visit Juha Jarvinen in the forest of Northern Finland, where he takes part in a cutting edge income experiment that holds promise of freeing us to pursue our highest potential.

Original Broadcast: March 25, 2016

Episode 10: Restaurants

In this episode we connect dots about the restaurant industry.  Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Center United illuminates the disturbing history behind restaurant customs and potent change afoot.  Ben Hall and Jason Murphy bring poetry to utility at their Russell Street Deli in Detroit, to the empowerment of all, and remind us of the power of friendship.

Original Broadcast: February 4, 2016

Episode 9: Revelations in African American History

In this episode we explore the story of power, influence and perils of African Americans navigating the country’s economic systems through history. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author and professor at John Jay College, tells how cooperatives were means of survival and a game-changing force.  And Hannibal Johnson, author and attorney sets the record straight on the forgotten Black Wall Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Original Broadcast: December 3, 2016